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Reefs and islands of the Chagos Archipelago, Indian Ocean: why it is the world's largest no-take marine protected area.
The Chagos Archipelago was designated a no-take marine protected area (MPA) in 2010; it covers 550 000 km2, with more than 60 000 km2 shallow limestone platform and reefs. This has doubled the globalExpand
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Assessment of lichen diversity by index of atmospheric purity (IAP), index of human impact (IHI) and other environmental factors in an urban area (Grenoble, southeast France).
An assessment of air quality in the Grenoble area was made using the index of atmospheric purity (IAP). The survey area was divided into 198 units (0.7 x 1 km), in which 345 average lichen relevésExpand
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Metal levels in indoor and outdoor dust in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Concentrations of Cd, Cr, Cu, Li, Ni, Pb, and Zn of outdoor and indoor dusts in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, have been investigated in relation to particle sizes 0.04–0.08 mm using Atomic AbsorptionExpand
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Response of British lichens to climate change scenarios: Trends and uncertainties in the projected impact for contrasting biogeographic groups
Projection of species-response to climate change scenarios is a key tool in conservation strategy. Previous studies have projected climate change impacts for animal and vascular plant species usingExpand
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The date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) as a biomonitor of lead and other elements in arid environments
The date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) has been tested as a possible biomonitor of metal pollution in Riyadh city, Saudi Arabia. The metal content (Pb, Zn, Cu, Ni, Cr and Li) was determined forExpand
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A review of the lichen family Parmeliaceae - history, phylogeny and current taxonomy.
The largest family of lichen-forming fungi, the Parmeliaceae, is reviewed. It includes 79 genera in current use and ca 2726 species, a large majority of which belong to one of five main clades: theExpand
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The association of oribatid mites with lichens
Liste des especes d'Oribates associees aux lichens; classification en trois groupes selon le mode d'association. La discussion porte sur la specificite oribate-lichen et l'importance de cesExpand
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One hundred new species of lichenized fungi : a signature of undiscovered global diversity
The number of undescribed species of lichenized fungi has been estimated at roughly 10,000. Describing and cataloging these would take the existing number of taxonomists several decades; however, theExpand
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Lichens and sulphur dioxide air pollution: field studies
The recent spread of air pollution, particularly sulphur dioxide, throughout Europe and elsewhere over the past 200 years is accurately reflected by the decline of lichens. Lichens have proved highlyExpand
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